Yoga Classes for Those in Tampa, Brandon, Westchase, Carrollwood, New Tampa & Surrounding Cities
Did you know that yoga aids in weight loss? While most yoga classes may appear to be nothing more than a communal stretching session, more and more research is linking the ancient practice to healthy fat loss. Specifically, yoga has been shown to reduce stress levels including the hormone cortisol. Both stress and cortisol are known to trigger increased tendencies to over-eat and, even worse, convert calories into fat that is stored along the abdomen. Fat storage in this area is particularly harmful for those who are already at risk for obesity-related diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. For these reasons, mood-stabilizing yoga classes have become an essential component of our cutting-edge weight loss program and group fitness class schedule.
In addition to enhancing your weight loss efforts through reduced stress and decreased cortisol levels, relaxing and restorative yoga classes offer a multitude of other important health-related benefits. Benefits include:
- Increased flexibility, balance and strength
- Improved posture
- Increased energy levels
- Improved respiration
- Menopausal relief
Incorporating a yoga practice into your weight loss program will not only help stretch your muscles after a workout or calm your mind after a busy day at the office, but it can also provide a challenging and unique approach to toning your body as well. The YMCA offers a variety of classes ranging in intensity including beginner, intermediate and advanced level classes.
If you and your family live in Tampa, Brandon, Westchase, Carrollwood, New Tampa or the surrounding cities, contact your neighborhood YMCA branch today to schedule a tour of the facility and discuss your personal health and wellness goals. Whether you are looking to gently increase your activity levels with our yoga classes or want to pack on some serious muscle mass, our facilities’ resources are ideal for those at any stage in their fitness journey. Contact us now or stop by your local Y today to learn more.